Dharamshala: Following his meeting with the Parliamentary Friends of Tibet interns on May 4, Sikyong Penpa Tsering addressed the Tibetan community in Ottawa. During the talk to the local Tibetan community in Ottawa, Sikyong was accompanied by Zeekyab Rinpoche and Representative Namgyal Choedup.
Sikyong presented Zeekyab Rinpoche, the abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, and spoke about the 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, who has been missing since Chinese police detained him and his family in 1995 when His Holiness the Dalai Lama recognised him. Sikyong also discussed the Kashag's devotion to the Tibetan cause, emphasising the importance of transparency and efficiency in establishing a stable administration. He also mentioned the exile community's dropping birth rate, emphasising the significance of maintaining a large Tibetan population to ensure the survival of Tibetan villages and schools.
Sikyong also exhorted the Tibetan people to help build the Tibetan movement and the Central Tibetan Administration in any way they could. Tibetans should treat Dharamshala's Tibetan Administration as their greater home while working locally to magnify the Tibetan movement, he urged.
(Information Supplied by Tibet.Net)
By Team TRC